OUR OWN SWEET WAY
Crayford Seller Dyne
It's been fascinating watching the development of Rattle's jazz output over the last five years.
The label has been quietly going about its business and now has a healthy catalogue of some of New Zealand's finest jazz musicians.
Our Own Sweet Way is a trio outing featuring Jonathan Crayford, Roger Sellers and Paul Dyne, all of whom have made various appearances on other Rattle releases.
The album was hatched during a residency at the Havana Bar in Wellington and while they effortlessly stretch out in covering off some of the greats - Theolonius Monk, Dave Brubek, George Shearing - it's their intuitive moody interpretation of Wayne Shorter's Fall which is the centrepoint of an album that is tight at the core but elastic enough for some fine solos.